[Reader-list] [Announcements] 29.8.03: Music and the Public Sphere in Trinidad

PUKAR @ Kitab Mahal announcer at pukar.org.in
Sun Aug 24 14:28:15 IST 2003

Dear Friends:

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research) and Aragon 
Services invite you to a presentation and playback session on 
"Mobilising India: Music And The Public Sphere In Trinidad" by 

The presentation will focus on Trinidadian music of the twentieth 
century, exploring in particular the genres of calypso and 
chutney-soca. Both genres represent interventions in the musical 
public sphere of the predominantly bi-racial Caribbean island, 
populated by "Africans", "Indians" and other ethnicities. How and why 
in calypso music the question of the "Indian" sometimes occupies 
centrestage, and how chutney-soca emerges as a challenge to the 
Creole imaginary, are issues with implications for how we think about 
"Indian" modernities.

TEJASWINI NIRANJANA is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of 
Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore. She is the author of Siting 
Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context 
(1992), and the co-editor of Interrogating Modernity: Culture and 
Colonialism in India (1993). Her forthcoming book is on women, music 
and race in Trinidad. For more information about her work, see 

6.00 P.M. to 8.00 P.M.

c/o Aragon Services
4th Floor, Kitab Mahal
Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road
Mumbai 400001

Kitab Mahal is next to New Excelsior Cinema, and is near VT Station. 
Entrance to Kitab Mahal is from the New Book Company on Dadabhai 
Naoroji Road. Lift is available to the third floor.


PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research)
P.O. Box 5627, Dadar, Mumbai 400014, INDIA

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